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Posted On: 5 April 2016 06:50 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 01:55 pm

QA’s 787 Dreamliner to serve Geneva from July 1

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Qatar Airways (QA) has announced a substantial aircraft upgrade on the Doha-Geneva route from July 1 to become its second Dreamliner route to Switzerland after Zürich.

The route, operated by an Airbus A320 with 132 seats, will be served by the state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner, almost doubling capacity on the direct daily service to 254 seats.

The introduction of the 787 Dreamliner will further enhance on board experience for passengers between the two cities and increase capacity to 80 tonnes of cargo per week carried to and from Geneva.

“QA is delighted that the high level of demand for travel to Geneva from our worldwide network warrants a higher-capacity aircraft equipped with our award-winning on board premium product, which will be introduced on the route,” said Akbar Al Baker, Chief Executive, QA Group.

“The Boeing 787 Dreamliner represents one of the most modern aircraft in the skies and we look forward to welcoming passengers on board.”

Passengers to Geneva from any of QA’s over 150 destinations benefit from a smooth and efficient transfer at the airline’s home and hub Hamad International Airport.

The airport houses one of the world’s largest and most luxurious Business Class lounges – Al Mourjan Business Lounge – and offers over 40,000sqm of retail space and restaurants that includes more than 70 retail and 30 food and beverage outlets, an airside hotel, spa and swimming pool.

The Boeing B787 Dreamliner combines the latest in aeronautic engineering with refined on board hospitality in a spacious and light environment.

Large electronically-dimmable windows create dramatic views and provide natural light, while full-spectrum LED lighting sets the mood and helps passengers adjust quickly to changing time zones.

A lower cabin pressure, improved air quality and optimal humidity contribute to a refreshed feeling on landing. Business Class is configured in a 1–2–1 set-up with 22 seats and Economy has a 232 seating capacity in a 3–3–3 layout.

Since January 2013, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner has operated the daily Doha-Zürich route and QA was the first to introduce the aircraft to the Swiss market. (Source)